Re: mirror-2.9 released, and hopefully DFSG compliant
> A new mirror_2.9-1 is now on master. The copyright has changed (see below),
> and should be fine with us. Or is the 'changes must be distributed as
> patches' policy too restrictive for us?
> So here's the copyright:
> Copyright _ 1990 - 1998 Lee McLoughlin
> Permission to use, copy, and distribute this software and its
> documentation for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted,
> provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
> both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
> supporting documentation.
> Permission to modify the software is granted, but not the right to
> distribute the modified code. Modifications are to be distributed as
> patches to released version.
I know perl isn't usually compiled, but as far as I see, it doesn't allow
us to distribute a compiled version of mirror (at least not a compiled
version of a patched mirror). DFSG does say `changes as patches' is allowed,
but we do have to be able to distribute binaries compiled from modified
sources. (whether we actually choose to distribute those binaries is
a different issue altogether -- we just have to be allowed to do so).
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